Human Relations Organizations

Listed here are government and community based organizations that work to promote positive intergroup relations in cities and communities. “Human relations” is a term describing a multi-disciplinary process for promoting and protecting human physical and mental well-being through nonviolent means ensuring that all have the opportunity to achieve constructive life objectives free from arbtirary discrimination.

Government Human Relations Organizations

Listed here are city and county-based commissions and coalitions that work to promote positive intergroup relations and to decrease community conflict and tension. We have focused primarily on listing those that serve LA County in particular.

ORGANIZATIONS:
1. California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO)
          Organization’s Programs
             Alliance Building Project
             Hate Violence Prevention Networks
             Human Relations Development Training
   2. Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice (CECP)         Publications and Materials 
   3. Culver City Interfaith Alliance 
   4. Glendale Human Relations Coalition 
   5. Human Dignity Program of the City of Long Beach 
   6. United States Commission on Civil Rights        

Non-Profit Human Relations Organizations

Listed here are not-for-profit, community-based organizations that promote positive intergroup relations by providing advocacy and education in the areas of hate crime, discrimination, cross cultural understanding, bias & stereotype reduction, and community conflict resolution.

ORGANIZATIONS:

   1. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 
   2. Anti-Defamation League (ADL)         Publications and Materials 
   3. Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center 
   4. Association of MultiEthnic Americans (AMEA) 
   5. California Association of Human Relations Organizations (CAHRO)
          Organization’s Programs
             Alliance Building Project
             Hate Violence Prevention Networks
             Human Relations Development Training
   6. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)         Publications and Materials 
   7. National Conference for Community and Justice – Los Angeles (NCCJ-LA)         Publications and Materials             

Human & Civil Rights Organizations

Although human relations and human rights are very closely related, human rights organizations focus on fighting discrimination and infringements against the rights of individuals in general whereas human relations organizations are focused on issues and cases that involve a specifically intergroup dynamic.

ORGANIZATIONS:

   1. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
   2. American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) 
   3. Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) 
   4. Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)         Publications and Materials 
   5. Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice 
   6. National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium (NAPLC) 
   7. Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress (NCRR) 
   8. Santa Clarita Valley Human Relations Forum              

 

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